Ashley and the HS2

For a foretaste of things to come, click on each of the photographs on the left a couple of times.
These photographs show the progress of the HS2 from Lamb Lane to the Mobberley Road Bridge

There is so much information about the HS2 that it would be impossible to include it on this page. However, the Council will endeavour to include the items and documents that have relevance to Cheshire, and Ashley in particular.

Ashley Parish Council has resolved to oppose the HS2

The HS2 Affects All Ashley Residents

The path of the HS2 through Ashley will consume a huge amount of land and many homes will be either demolished or blighted.

What is not immediately apparent is the effect the HS2 will have on every resident in Ashley, especially during its construction.

Some of the disruptions affecting the whole of Ashley village are:

  • Road closures, realignments and diversions
  • Main line rail closures
  • Constant movement of heavy construction traffic throughout the village
  • The creation of construction compounds wherever they are most convenient for contractors
  • Noise and air pollution during construction
  • Constant noise once the HS2 is operable

It is inevitable that the list will grow once the design document for the HS2 in Ashley is published (date as yet unknown)


Past Birkin Farm

Through Ashley Village

An Old Map   This map is extracted from page 55 of a document published in 1996 which shows proposed high speed train routes in the UK and which tends to suggest that HS2 was born of this decision . The full European Parliament document, Decision No 1692/96/EC, is included below, but be warned - it is a lengthy document

Decision No 1692/96/EC

Documents and Links of Interest

Property Blight and the HS2   Although this document was published in 2010, it is still very relevant

Woodland Trust   The Woodland Trust's concerns over the massive loss of ancient woodlands

Links to Official Documents

The Government's HS2 Site